I have too many to name just one, unless you pick one from each genre.
Classic: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Family: The Goonies
"Chick-Flick": The Wedding Date
Animated: The Little Mermaid
Drama: Dirty Dancing
Comedy: Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me
Cult Classic: Girls Just Want to have Fun
Horror: Saw (Absolutely Brillant!!!)
Suspense: Primal Fear
Action: The Mummy Returns
I think that about covers it.
I would break it down like this: favorite horror film the Exorcist, favorite comedy; Planes, Trains, & automobiles, favorite man film; Scarface, favorite drama Usual suspects, and favorite fantasy film: star wars all 6 of them
I'm new here but want to respond to my fav movies - so many movies so little time! In no real order just some favorites...
2. The Last Samari
3. Apollo 13
4. Shrek (kids movie but still great!)
5. Rain Man
6. Face Off
7. Beauty and the Beast
8. Dances with Wolves
9. Shawshank Redemption
10. My Fair Lady
11. Mr. Hollands Opus
12. The Notebook (bring on the hankies)
13. Tom Hanks - what's it called?? He's stranded on an island??? with the soccar ball?
14. 50 First Dates (not a classic but still funny)
15. How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days (also not a classic but I loved it)
I'm sure there are more but I have a life and gotta get busy!
I also thought that 'Love Actually' and 'Notting Hill' were good as I could relate to them, me being British.
However if I had to choose just one film which is an emotional story, where the choreography and attention for detail is splendid. Then it would have to be Debbie does Dallas. Followed closely by the Adventures of Ben Dover.
reallyitslikethis write: Lets go for a top ten all time... In no specific order...
- Rushmore - Say Anything - The Goonies - The Graduate - Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2 - LOTR All 3 (I know counting this as one is cheating but oh well) - Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind - Ghost World - Clerks - Mary Poppins (for good measure) - Amelie
Kelly's Heroes, Bridge over the River Kwai, The Great Escape, Cool Hand Luke, Paint Your Wagon, Debbie Does Dallas, Mad Max, Road Warrior, Blues Brothers, Catch 22, Midnight in the Garden of Eden, Dirty Dozen, Guns of Navarone, The Rookie, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lost Boys, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Lonesome Dove (the movie, not the girl but only because I don't know her), What's eating Gilbert Grape, Road House, HOWARD THE DUCK-YES, I'M THE ONE, Biloxi Blues.
Just happened on this site, Last Tango in Paris is my favorite film since I first saw it in 1973. Shadowlands, about CS Lewis with Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger is a 9 hankie stunning film too. An early Richard Gere film, he costars with Tony Shaloubs wife, it is called Days of Heaven;Excellent! I find myself enjoying soooo many other films, it is such a flexible format. One can often see what the film maker WANTED to do but somehow couldn't. With taste that runs from A to Z (excluding pure garbage like Left Behind, Saw I,II and on,Smokey and the Bandit and anything with Paully Shore) I was enthralled by the recent Moulin Rouge and Shawshank Redemption was perfect revenge. So many films, how can one pick just one?
Wow...can't make it just one...but ones i watch over and over again
All That Jazz
Saving Private Ryan
Shall We Dance (the Japanese version...not that J-Lo/Gere mess)
Lets go for a top ten all time...
In no specific order...
- Say Anything
- The Goonies
- The Graduate
- Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2
- LOTR All 3 (I know counting this as one is cheating but oh well)
- Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind
- Ghost World
- Mary Poppins (for good measure)